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to the sequester republicans will not replace. just as the economy is improving for our neighbors and small businesses back home. in contrast, the democratic alternative will cren rate 1.2 million more job, stop the sequester and in committee, democrats proposed to close those special interest tax loopholes that riddle our tax code, republicans said no. democrats proposed to offset unwise republican cuts to medical research like alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes research at n.i.h., republicans said no. democrats tried to cut the special interest spending in the tax code to offset republican cuts to students who rely on pell grants but republicans said no. mr. van hollen: i yield the gentleman another minute and a half. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. ms. castor: the democrats in the budget committee proposed to strengthen medicare and replace the republican plan to turn medicare into a voucher program. all it does is simply shift the cost tour families and older neighbors. mr. speaker, this republican budget is not consistent with american values. it is not fiscally responsible. it is a
to us that -- quote -- "the need to transform the world's energy economy while addressing global climate change is not only a religious and moral imperative, it is a strategy for security and survival. the united states conference of catholic bishops says that -- and i quote -- "at its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. it is about the future of god's creation and one human family." the bishops asked congress to consider seven principles in shaping responsible climate change policies. one, addressing global climate change means protecting the common good. two, climate change will hit the most vulnerable communities the hardest. three, we must seek solutions that enhance rather than diminish the economic standing of the poor. four, new resources must be made available to poor communities to adapt to the effects of a changing climate. five, we must protect vulnerable people from the negative human health effects of climate change. six, local affected communities should have a voi
as it is because it's really a commitment to the economy of the whole region as to this particular project. having said that, the super bowl bid is an incredible thing and the strength of our bid is a collaboration of this whole region. this is how we think we will win this bid. this is not for any one particular city, it's us working together. not only on transportation issues, not only on cites, but all the hospitality that we have set. i want to thank all the regionals for working together. we want that super bowl xv very badly. we think we have the greatest opportunity to work for it and not only to win that bid, but to get ourselves in an incredible rotation for other super bowl hosting. we look at this long-term and it's the reasonable approach that will give us the strengths for the nfl to take into consideration. i want to be thankful for all the regions mayor's for joining us and the 49er organization. they brought us together at this time. it's going to be a great thing for san francisco. thank you. >> thank you for coming out. this is an amazing site. there are a thousand people working
for a retirement crisis even as the stock market sits near highs and the economy shows improvement. host: so we're getting your take on this. your retirement andization. tell us if you are and why and if you are not, why not? it's a story in the "usa today" as well this morning confidence in retirement continues to flail about this report, because americans have to cope with many immediate financial concerns retirement is taking a backseat. only 2% of workers and a% of retirees say retirement is their most pressing issues. among other worries -- host: at least many americans have a more realistic perspective about retirement says the senior vice president of retirement and investor services at the principle financial group. host: in arkansas, a democrat, are you saving? caller: yes, i save every penny i can get my hands on. host: 401-k or how are you saving? caller: c.d.'s and bank accounts that are ensured. host: why not put it in the market? caller: i can't afford to lose it. i've seen too many people lose their behinds and with what little money i've saved all my life, i can't afford to lose
. and stay the course. that's the message from the fed chairman ben bernanke today. he says our economy is improving but it still needs help. so the fed will keep interest rates at record low levels and will keep buying $85 billion in bonds each month. stocks like that, the dow up 56 points. briefly hitting a new record. the nasdaq up 25. the s&p up 10. of course, investors the world over are still watching the tiny island nation of cyprus as it nears possible bankruptcy. banks there are closed for the rest of the week now. and lawmakers are working on a plan b after parliament rejected a proposal to tax people's savings accounts. the fox business network peter barnes is live in the newsroom in washington. how concerned is the fed about cyprus? >> well, shep, he said the feted is paying attention to it, monitoring cyprus carefully. he said that so far its problems don't appear to be spreading to the u.s. or other countries. and that's the big concern here that this could become a contagion and trigger another financial crisis. but, bernanke suggested cyprus is unique, that its banking s
economy and creates good jobs that american people need to support their families. we must balance our budget for our students. those who are currently in our universities and community colleges should feel confident that an investment in their education will lead them to good-paying jobs when they graduate. a balanced budget gives them that confidence that their future will not be threatened by staggering debt. most important we must balance our budget for our children and grandchildren who deserve the same chance of the american dream that we have been given. rather than handing them a bill for this generation's irresponsibility, a balanced budget will allow us to hand them a brighter future, an american future. our budget, a balanced budget, represents a departure from the status quo here in washington and it represents house republicans' commitment to moving our nation forward in a fiscally responsible way. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland, m
. if the economy hobbles along and don't get me wrong, the markets are roaring, we've had a few days where it has slowed just a bit. but the average american, the pedestrian middle class family how well are they doing? how confident are they? and if the economy slows for them, the prospects for immigration reform, i don't believe are nearly as high, if you don't get what mark has been saying now for over two weeks. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in th
of the total economy were over 20%. in this republican fantasy land budgets are balanced with revenues at 19% of the economy, yet meeting the needs of 78 million more seniors and a infrastructure deficit that is growing as america is falling apart. clearly this is not remotely possible if we are going to enjoy anything like our current quality of life. there is a real world intersection of budget saving opportunities with potential areas of agreement. health care reform is one. but not just by shifting the burden to seniors and disabled as the republicans propose in their fantasy budget. my home state of oregon is the middle of an exciting demonstration of how to squeeze out the waste we all know is there and realign incentives. instead of the empty ritual of pretending to repeal obamacare, let's work together to accelerate reform for all americans. if the oregon experiment works, and frankly many of these efeshencies by the way are already achieved in other parts of the country and with some private health systems, we could save more than $1.2 trillion that is the flawed sequester is suppos
is in this country? it's in the banking system. it's a huge banking system, eight times the size of their economy. consider this, brian, if the us banking system was as big relative to the u.s. economy as cyprus is, we would have 45 more banks the size of jpmorgan in the united states. that's how big it is. that's why there's a need to tax deposits. that's where the money is. that's the only way this country will be able to come up with it. that's the struggle. now they're off to russia. minister of finances hope they get money out of that country. it's not clear that's going to happen, at least not in time to save the banking system. >>> of course here as always we want to know why are you awake? shoot us an e-mail or tweet me @billschactman. >>> they have espn and air force one will show you which teams the basketball fan picked. that's next in sports >> leave it to reality tv. we have more great diving. highlights from the new celebrity diving show "splash" which i did watch a few minutes of. check it out when way too early comes back. >> someone released poison gas inside the tokyo subway sys
, interest rates are extremely low right now. there's a lot of unused productive capacity in the economy. there is disagreement over whether you could continue to run the deficits. so, you know -- i don't want to say there's no disagreement. people do disagree over this, and that's the problem that washington hat right now. everyone says we have to cut, we have to cut. that's the problem with the murray budget. it goes way too far toward the republicans. if unfortunate the sharp debate that schumer is talking about, debate the progressive budget, which actually adds spending and stimulus against the ryan plan. >> we haven't cut spending, have we? seriously. can we at least try that and see whether or not all of this -- but that's not cutting spending. you're still spending the money, judd forestalling where you will make the payment. >> it's still growing. >> spending in this country is still growing. it's a contingent and sane argument to make that we need to address it from that side first. we gave you the $600 billion in new taxes, you want more, you want more spending. >> paul ryan w
probably done half of the recruitments in northern california so we are familiar with the economy, some of the issues relative to re-location, some of the issues in terms of attracting the best kind of talent to work for san francisco cta. just briefly the first phase of our recruitment starts -- i guess it started last week when we met with staff to get a framework for the aggressive timeline that you set before us in terms of the outreach and selection and evaluation of candidates to talk about logistics, to talk about the steps in the search process, but in all honesty the search is divided into three phases. the first phase is what we call the getting to know you, and that is when we get a good understanding of the organization. we want to find out what the key core competencies are. we want to talk to as many stakeholder as you deem necessary so we're awaiting your instructions and directions relative to the stakeholders beyond the board of supervisors and beyond this commission to identify the people that you want us to talk to and we will do that either face-to-face where app
politics a long time and the kind of performance in the recent years with the economy. everybody is frustrated. that is the good news scenario. the bad news scenario we literally fix it and we relive 2008. >> can i ask a question as conservatives especially focus on the issue of deficit and what we are going to do about it and it becomes a rallying cry. where was that rhetoric when we were involved in two wars and paying for them on a credit card and having two major tax cuts put in place? iraq war is one of the first wars we haven't had a war tax. where was that fiscal responsibility a decade ago? >> missing. and i'm the wrong person to ask this. because i said famously in budget circles. it's a big crowd. in three the party is over, people get it and not spend any more money and ten years later, i was dead wrong. we lost our rudder somewhere. that's something that america actually stuck to and lived by and served america well 200 years. since then we have developed big problems. >> i also illusion the war would pay for itself and be resolved within six months and up and running
and the economy first and managing our debt wisely and responsibly. >>> what will you say in response to the rep criticism and clearly paul ryan's manifesto, when his budget shows the contrast, what do you say to their criticism that you don't resolve the spending cuts, that you don't deal with the debt adequately, just to play devil's advocate for a moment? >> sure. firstly, we do cut spending in our budget, but if you look at the ryan republican budget, it calls itself balanced, but it does it? just a horrendous ways to families across our country, who have been watching their kids go to school and struggle because of the cutbacks there, people who can't get a job today, people who want to have a strong country in the future, know that the investments we make in education and the infrastructure are devastated in the ryan budget, and he makes false promising that could be kept about reducing the tax rates. the only people that are protected in the ryan budget are the wealthiest and the largest corporations. they tell the rest of america, you are responsible for managing this debt that we have g
, that reagan laid for the incredible ground work of the economy in the 1980's and 1990's. clinton helped to some extent, ut then he created and repealed glass-steagall, and everybody blames it on george bush. the conservatives who didn't do much for the letter peace, we tried to expand under karl rove, the voting process, and giving more to hispanic community, and we didn't get one increase in vote in that eight-year period so. what makes you think that we're going to give amnesty and all the set get a bunch of votes? it's fraud, and it's another really ploy by the democratic party to keep promising and benefits to everybody who will vote for them no matter what. scommoip we're going to talk about immigration in our next segment of the "washington journal" today. but we still have about five minutes left in this segment, if you want to call in to give us your take on this growth and opportunities report that was released today, or if you think hanges in the republican debates would have helped republicans in the 2012 election. a couple of other stories to point out, the front page of the
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economy. now evidence they might be tanking our economy. you remember solyndra that cost american taxpayers more than $500 million. turns out it may have a successor. >> steve: months after opening, the oregon based solar panel company, solo power, is facing layoffs, putting 250 million of our taxpayer dollars in jeopardy. apparently stuart varney, we learned nothing from solyndra. >> no, we have learned absolutely nothing. the president is now doubling down again on green energy projects. he still believes the government can pick winners in green energy and he still thinks that maybe we'll get the technology right to get green power in the future. wrong on all counts. we're so far failed with these green energy products. i think we've got a list of all the green energy project which is have really gotten into deep trouble, either bankrupt, laid people off, they've lost a ton of money. it's one after another. it's very, very long list. >> steve: what do you think it was about this particular solo power thing that the government said oh, we got to give them a bunch of dough? >> the
% of americans disapprove of the way he's handling the economy. the president is now making an effort to reach out to republicans by meeting with them several times over the past couple of weeks. but you have to wonder, are his efforts sincere? i asked south carolina senator lindsey graham earlier. >> the president has spent more time on capitol hill meeting with republicans just in the past week than he has for the previous four years, so, senator, what's up? >> i don't know. there's old saying in the south it doesn't matter how you find religion, as long as you do. i don't know if it's the drop in poll numbers or wants a legacy arealizes you can't have one without talking to republicans. either way it's a constructive thing. >> you can't govern if you don't have relationships and can't have relationships if you don't look at each other face-to-face and spend time together. may not always be pleasant, but it's got to be done and are you convinced-- you're one of the senators that had dinner with him thursday night at the hotel, is he being a work horse or a show horse? >> that's the ultimate
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to a healthy, productive economy that will also help grow our way out of the situation. >> congresswoman, one thing, we have house speaker john boehner and the republican senator rand paul. they have differing views on whether we're truly in a debt crisis at this moment or not. take a listen. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis. but we all know that we have one looming. >> we do have an immediate problem. it's gathering storm. it's going to be enormous. >> all right. gathering storm. it's going to be enormous. how come there is such a disparity among republicans not being on the same page of whether we're in a debt crisis or not? >> well, i think you could look at $16 trillion worth of debt and while it may not be a crisis today, it is definitely a problem and rand paul is right. it is looming and it is going to be an enormous deal because if you stayed with the president's budget, the path that it puts you on is by 2022 you're going to have $25 trillion worth of debt. and what we are saying and what speaker boehner is saying is we still have time to manage through this so that it does
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at where defense spending is today either as a percentage of the economy or budget, it's below post-war norms. under the president's budget it will fall more rapidly. the main cause that we saw today of the explosive growth in spending over ten years, president obama made that worse although the republicans in congress ten years ago didn't cover themselves and the changing face of america. we have many more now supported by workers for the retirement programs and a noble important purpose. they need to be preserved for the next generation. >> you are a proud veteran and something i find to be interesting to some degree of polling is the lack of availability for benefits for those who have served so nobly and come home. i want to put up the stats for you. veterans affairs data. 600,000 veterans have benefits and 245,000 have benefitings back lock logged aier or more. the average is 273 days. the first time claimants from iraq and afghanistan, the average wait is 316 days. how come if you go out and fight for your country and bleed and come back wounded, you are waiting up to a year t
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that it will stay the course, staying the course, of course, means pumping money into the american economy especially concerns about a possible bailout in cyprus flare up. summer won't come soon enough for twinkie lovers. you know who you are. a bankruptcy judge approving hostess' sale to two investment firms and bringing twinkies, ho-hoes and ding dongs back from the dead. the deal said to be worth $410 million. the new owners hope to have twinkies and its snack cake brethren back on your store shelves by summer so you can stop with the locked door in your office and your stash. you'll be able to replenish it soon. and think you can trust labels at the shopping mall? think again. some clothing labeled as being made with fake fur was actually made with real fur. neiman marcus resolve clothing and dr. j.'s dotcom are settling false marketing charges with the federal trade commission. the retailers will not pay any fines but do promise to label all their products correctly going forward or face penalties. imagine if you were going to buy a pair of flats for example, this was a brand-name sli
would most certainly collapse. that could potentially threaten other national economies. these things are often domino effects as you know. greg palkot is live in london. what is the latest on this deal, greg. >> reporter: you're right, martha. people are scrambling blink to prevent another way for cyprus to go bankrupt and dragging rest of europe down with it. in the cypriot parliament, not a single member of parliament voted in favor of that plan. this plan could see as much as 10% taken out of private bank accounts to help bankroll that bailout. the vote was seen as a victory for the little guy but yes, now they have to find another way of getting the money. one way of getting the money may be go to moscow with hat in hand. cypriot officials were there today. rich russians taking advantage of lax banking regulations on the sigh land of cyprus invest a lot there. maybe as much as half of the deposits and investments are coming from russia. they're looking now for more loans from russia and maybe there are reports of selling off some things there. a bank. a maybe some energy rights.
trouble. they sit around hoping that the economy gets worse. it's too late now because the president got reelected overwhelmingly, they did everything in their power just hoping that the american people would say, hey, 8% unemployment, we can't rehire this guy but we did and their strategy didn't work, even though they are not going to be running against this man again, they still think that opposition to the president as well as hits party and what we believe in, but particularly the president, is the glue that holds them together and is going to help them win elections. >> i don't remember if you remember the stockton, he brought ted nugent to the -- >> yeah. >> krystal, he tweeted out, the best thing about the earth is if you put holes in it, oil and gas come out. how is that for kinder and gentler? he actually tweeted this. >> and that's part of the problem. if you have any concern about the environment, if if you have any concern about climate change, are you going to look to someone that's a party that's saying things like that? that's not offering any solutions and i think that's
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to a stronger economy if we don't reign that rein that in. i feel like on the right i've heard we're going to repeal it, the supreme court wouldn't let us repeal it, but we're still going to try to talk about repealing. that sound like a way that says we have a lot of problems with the legislation but we know it's the law of the land so how do we make it better? >> so here is the deal. i'm going to have to wrap you guys up here but you are the most interesting two to eavesdrop on. i got to tell you. karen finney and tony fratto. good conversation. thank you for bringing it. >> thanks. >>> a new alarming report says the u.s. better get ready for more katrina-sized hurricanes. where and why next. >>> also, we want to hear from you. head over to facebook and like us to keep the conversation going. [ female announcer ] switch to swiffer sweeper, and you'll dump your old broom. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer sweeper's electrostatic dry cloths attract and lock dirt, dust, and hair
it will be better. if they leave guantanamo the next place an economy red roof inn which isn't great but better than gitmo. the fact that they are doing the starving themselves thing is not good because in 2005 they tried to do that and apparently they gave them feeding tubes without seductivenessatives and jammed it down their throats and stuck it up their nose and damaged them badly there. i think they would probably rather eat than starve themselves and be forcible fed like that. >> greg: maybe there is a way to turn it into a terror museum. >> gitmo is closed. why are we talking about this? gitmo is closed. president obama said he was going to do it. it's done. that money is going towards i don't know obama phones or something. >> greg: i miss my obama phone. comment on the show e-mails. go to fox news calm slash red eye and click on submit a video and we mitt still use it to come. the halftime report from tv's andy levy. >> tonight's halftime report is sponsored by babe. >> tiger the younger versions of cats with the the black stripes. thanks, baby tigers! [ male announcer ] this is joe woods'
and debt, and jobs and the economy. those are total winners for us. >> michael: i am speechless. michael what is your reaction to that? >> that's crazy. poll after after poll after poll after poll comes out and show that the majority of the american people want x to happen, and as soon as you read that poll, that's nice i'm glad the american people think that but it's never going to happen because republicans won't let it happen. background checks 91% in the most recent poll but many, many polls showing 88%, 91%, show background checks and they were straight line against it. and the majority of polled republicans in this survey supporting public investment in infrastructure spending, and, you know, well -- it's obama has been calling for it for ages, but we know it's utterly impossible. so let's bash harry reid but they are the problem. >> michael: clearly they are the problem, on the assault weapons i'm just frustrated with reid. and you point out 80-some-odd percent on infrastructure and i heard 84% of nra members are for background checks so i don't know who they ar
and stay out there that is less of a problem now that california's economy has crashed and not as good as it used to be. my kids have stayed here. you know, my daughter that lives the furriest away lives in vienna, va are a, a subway outside of the beltway. it is half hour drive. >> how much do your children think like you and your wife? >> we're all conservative. we railroad pretty conservative family. my son and think a lot about politics. the rest of them don't. the women don't think about it as much. but they tend to agree with us. >> all right. twitter. i will read some of the twitter messages that you sent out. >> oh-oh. oh-oh. >> here is one. november the 5th, 2012. >> okay. >> "why romney will win." >> you can say i have been wrong a few times. you know, there were a lot of polls. i have always placed great stock in gallop. and the gallop got this election wrong as did some other pollsters. the bam ground poll, and showed romney winning and -- >> why in this business, stick their neck out on predictions? i mean so many are wrong. >> i don't know. why did i do that? i didn't hav
and local government levels. and throughout he understands that our economy works best when the middle class and those working to get into the middle class have the security they need on the job, a democratic voice in the workplace, everybody playing by the same set of rules. tom's knowledge and experience will make him an outstanding secretary of labor. and there's plenty of work to d. we're going to have to work very hard to make sure that folks find jobs with good wages and good benefits. we've got to make sure that our veterans who are returning home from iraq and afghanistan have a chance to put their incredible skills and leadership to work at home. we need to build an immigration system that works for every employee and every family and every business. i'm confident that tom's going to be able to work to promote economic growth, but also make sure that that growth is broad based. and he's going to be an sbre gal part of our team. these are a few of the families are facing and where they need an advocate and tom's the right person for that job. so i hope that the senate will act swiftl
of having done that on our economy and on our standing in the globe? >> i think any way you cut it, the decision to go to war in iraq was a disaster and took our eye off afghanistan and al qaeda. and the human toll was enormous. 4,500 u.s. service members died. 100,000 at least iraqi civilians were killed. the cost estimate is between $1 to $3 trillion depending on what study you look at. it was an enormously costly mistake for our country. i think that the american people lost a lot of faith in their leadership to tell them the truth. to make decisions about war and peace based on facts and not misrepresentations of intelligence. and it hurt our standing around the globe. any way you cut it, this decision was a disaster. >> you work inside the white house. do you think they knew that they didn't have wmd? what do you think is the real reason why we went into iraq? >> that's a great question. something struck me having been in that building is how difficult these choices. are i remember hearing a very senior member of the intelligence committee say the circumstantial case for wmd i
to talk about the economy. have a one mention to all voters. well, it turns out the obama way was the successful approach in the 2012 election. >> mark murray, thank you so much. we'll see whether it happens. how the rubber hits the road. >> thank you. >>> coming up, a crowded race in south carolina for the open congressional seat there. there is no shortage. we'll get an update. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. i'm your hot water heater. you hardly know i exist. that's too bad. 'cuz if my pressure relief valve gets stuck... [ booooooom! ] ...we hot water heaters can
reduction doesn't require balance, just that the economy is growing faster than the debt, while the plan does put the debt to gdp ratio on a downward trajectory, it probably doesn't need to be quite as steep. ezra klein, this is a big deal, and you're here on this show to prove it is a big deal. you would never come out this late if this wasn't a huge deal. >> absolutely not. >> this is huge. the debt is the reason we have to do all these terrible things to medicare, which we republicans really love. it is just the debt is forcing us to do it. there's no rationale. >> if you read paul ryan's budget, and i have read every iteration, the first ten pages of the budgets is the same, this is a very apocalyptic, mad max scenario about the kind of debt crisis america faces. a crisis which the currency is completely devalued. we print and print money, inflation races up, financial markets collapse. it is compared to that where block granting, repealing obama care, voucherizing medicare, doing all of the things he does, in comparison to the debt crisis, all of that is fine, moderate, it is just a
economy. we stand together because we share a commitment to helping our fellow human beings around the world. when the earth shakes and the floods come, our doctors and rescuers reach out to help. when people are suffering from africa to asia, we partner to fight disease and overcome hunger. we stand together because peace must come to the holy land, for even as we are clear-eyed about the difficulties, we will never lose sight of the vision of an israel at peace with its neighbors. so as i begin this visit, let me say as clearly as i can, the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous, and it makes the world a better place. that's why -- [ applause ] that's why the united states was the very first nation to recognize the state of israel 65 years ago. that's why the star of david and the star and stripes fly together today. that is why i'm confident in declaring that our alliance is eternal, forever. thank you very much. [ appla
-- of dependency? >> you asked the question, is this a picture of the future? the answer is yes if the economy doesn't improve, if president obama's policies continue to fail to create enormous numbers of new jobs. yes, that is the picture of the future. remember, we're still signing up 3,500 people every single day on to the food stamp program. it has doubled in four years to a cost of $78 billion a year. now zero in on rhode island. six years ago 73,000 people on food stamps in that state. now 180,000 in that state. this is the way of the future, and it's very difficult to reform it, trim it or rein it in. >>steve: on your program on fox business, you talk to the mayor of woonsocket, rhode island, which extraordinarily a third of the people in that entire city -- a third -- are on food stamps. what happened now is the cycle of dependency, first the people were relying on food stamps and now the businesses rely on the people with the food stamps. without the food stamps, the businesses would go belly up. >> on the first of every month the snap card are loaded up with money. the people with fo
't work, which is why our budget focuses on accelerating the economy and putting people back to work right now, for example getting rid of the sequester. so i guess the bottom line, soledad, it's good they're recognizing they've got a problem. but as far as i can tell they misdiagnosed. >> you say with the exception of immigration, and immigration is a big exception. you can see paul rand talking about a pathway to some kind of citizenship. in the tea party. that's i think a little bit of a surprise for some people. do you worry as a democrat that with republicans, i think, correctly analyzing the issue, and the problem they have with the fastest growing demographic in this country that that's going to be a real challenge to democrats? >> look, i'm glad that our republican colleagues are finally on board with immigration reform. we've gone at a very short period of time -- >> right but that's not my question. my question is do you worry that that's going to be a, a part of getting them to capture the hearts and minds of -- >> no, i don't worry -- >> -- idea as really republicans if there w
and now cyprus? >> it's a little tiny island economy that it really, i mean the dow was whipsawed yesterday in this country because we're watching what happens there. all of these cracks in europe very important to the u.s. stock futures right now are up. dow futures are up 30 points. this tiny country bears watching this morning. the problem is going to sound familiar to you. if cyprus doesn't get a bailout, it could go bankrupt, exit the euro-zone and lead to financial instability at exactly the wrong time for the world economy. the plan to fix the problems there include slapping a fee on bank deposits in the country. we complain about bank fees here. this is one major bank fee. they voted this bank fee down and now a bailout of the country is in jeopardy. here's what they were thinking of. if you get a bank account with $129,000, you would have been taxed $8,700, gone. taken right out of your account just like that. the people in cyprus protested and rushed to withdraw their money. look at the protest lines at the banks. any bailout needs to come with strings attached and the r
of cypress as a way to save their economy. the proposed measures are provoking fears that the similar move may spread and cause bank runs in the other 16 nations that use the euro. the dow is down 35 at 14,478. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. >>> several tech industry analysts say apple is about to raise its quarterly dividends. they told bloomberg it could top $4 a share. that would put it in the top 20% of any publicly traded u.s. company. it would give a boost to investors who have seen their share price tumble more than 35% since september. >>> today, the faa is expected to announce its final decision son which small-to-medium airports will have their towers closed because of the sequester. early reports had concord, santa rosa, napa, san core lot and livermore as candidates in the -- san carlos and livermore as candidates in the bay area. the cuts begin next month. pilots will still be able to take off and land at the airports but instead of talking to air traffic controller, the pilots will have to talk to each other. >>> the republican party plans to change itself after what happ
savings in the nation of cypress as a way to save their economy. the proposed measures are provoking fears that the similar move may spread and cause bank runs in the other 16 nations that use the euro. the dow is down 35 at 14,478. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. >>> several tech industry analysts say apple is about to raise its quarterly dividends. they told bloomberg it could top $4 a share. that would put it in the top 20% of any publicly traded u.s. company. it would give a boost to investors who have seen their share price tumble more than 35% since september. >>> today, the faa is expected to announce its final decision son which small-to-medium airports will have their towers closed because of the sequester. early reports had concord, santa rosa, napa, san core lot and livermore as candidates in the -- san carlos and livermore as candidates in the bay area. the cuts begin next month. pilots will still be able to take off and land at the airports but instead of talking to air traffic controller, the pilots will have to talk to each other.
to listen to the message you have about the economy, about health care, about education. because they're so turned off by the rhetoric about illegal immigration. and that i think is what ari and the republican party is talking about now. >> so john berman has covered politics for a gazillion years. richard, you are my nonpolitico. are you moved? is there a sense of a relaunch? >> i'm the type of person that i'm to be persuaded, right some but to me, i know especially this 18 to 29 group, i just feel like it seems like marketing. and i hear the word brand and to me that makes it seem that it's not authentic. so i think social issues, but this idea of the package and -- it just seems like a branding and a marketing thing and i think a lot of young people are pretty wise to that sort of approach. >> so let's go right back then to jake. when you look at the cpac, right, and the straw poll that came out of that, you had rand paul winning with 25%, right behind was marco rubio, something like 23%. and you had contra ticker to me contradictory messages. again, polar opposites on the state of the r
economy, they'll find a war to start or start one of their own, and we'll never get those live or money back." and from michael, "hopefully we learn to keep our noses out of other country's business, unless they threaten to attack or do attack the united states." please, keep the conversation going. we have great response to this question and it's so important, so facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carolcnn. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" after a quick break. (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade. awarded five-stars from smartmoney magazine. music ... music ... music... >>> happening now in the newsroom, sex, lies, and videotape. breaking overnight, new details about senator robert menendez and claims he paid for hookers in t
the economy, just as things are getting back on track here. you know, it's a lot for these legislators and the governor to weigh, weighing those sorts of issues with, you know, crimes like this. >> and when will the governor come out and actually sign those bills into law? do you know, jim? >> i believe that's scheduled for later this afternoon. i don't know if that's changed, because of what happened today. i would tend to doubt it, but i think he's scheduled later this afternoon to sign that. >> jim spellman, i'm sure you're still on the case trying to get more information for us and u.s. >> sad story out of colorado springs, colorado this morning. we'll be right back. ♪ [ female announcer ] from meeting customer needs... to meeting patient needs... ♪ wireless is limitless. [ female announcer ] from fiing the best way... ♪ to finding the best catch... ♪ wireless is limitless. mr. wiggles and curling irons. for the little mishaps you feel, use neosporin to help you heal. it kills germs so you heal four days faster neosporin. also try neosporin eczema essentials. all your impor
that regulators conduct thorough cost-benefit analysis to fully understand how these rules will affect our economy. i understanindependent financias operate urn a patchwork of federal -- under a patchwork of federal laws that require varying degrees of economic analysis and provide too much discretion to regulators. as a result, job creators, american job creators, under siege from capricious rule-making activities. regulations should be based on solid evidence and supported by robust economic analysis, not the arbitrary preferences of bureaucrats. the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. the senator from washington. mrs. murray: mr. president, i yield my time to the senator from south dakota. mr. johnson: mr. president, i rise in strong opposition to the amendment 340. this amendment is another attempt to block wall street reform. this amendment would slow down rule making and invite wall street to bring lawsuits against their financial regulators. g.a.o. recently found that the recent financial crisis may have cost us over $13 trillion. we should not hamstring the cops on the beat
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